Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento
Museu do Descobrimento
Housed in the former Câmara Municipal (Town Council), the Museu Porto Seguro contains exhibits on Brazil’s early settlement, with rooms...
Gonçalo Coelho's Marker Stone
Marks the spot where the Portuguese explorer seized this stretch of coastline from native people in the early 16th century.
Igreja NS da Misericórdia
A reminder of the past is the 1526 Igreja NS da Misericórdia which houses the Museu de Arte Sacra, with a collection of chalices,...
In town, Bom Bordo can be fun when it fills up with people swinging to axé and forró .
This self-service restaurant has a good selection and is always packed.
Av Beira-Mar 800 · interesting places nearby
Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento information
Down by the beach, just north of town, the Memorial da Epopéia do Descobrimento is a worthwhile stop. The park features a replica of the Portuguese ship that first landed on Brazilian shores. The surrounding botanical gardens also feature a replica of an indigenous village; the guides are descendants of the Pataxó.